Video : JOY. : “Captured”

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Olivia McCarthy, the 17-year-old Brisbane-based artist who goes by JOY., really showed herself as one to keep an eye on with her debut song “Captured” and subsequent collaboration with Young Franco “Close 2 U”. The former has received the video treatment that serves as sort of an introduction for her to the rest of the world. A radio introduction of the artist and song begin the clip with a vast array of imagery flashing across depicting the world that surrounds her as she performs on a rooftop alone. You can watch it below and still download the song for free here.

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Video : Pisces : “Being With You”

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When Los Angeles’ Sarah Negahdari isn’t fronting The Happy Hollows, she has another project under the moniker Pisces. It serves as an outlet for songs that don’t necessarily fit the mold for the Hollows and has more of a psych-folk vibe about it. One of her songs “Being With You” received the visual treatment capturing the fading warmth of summer full of washed out colors and underwater fun with LA serving as the backdrop. Watch it below.

Video : JUCE : “Burning Up”

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London trio of Georgia, Chalin & Cherish, aka JUCE have really made a splash for us in 2014. With previous songs “Call You Out” and “(H)ours” to their credit, they recently released maybe our favorite song from them to date with the “Burning Up”. The song is sort of a tribute to their home city of London and all of the vibrant energy that happens in the summertime. The video for it shows this energy floating around the city capturing the diversity and vibrancy you encounter during the warm months. The track will appear on their upcoming release Taste The JUCE! slated for sometime in the very near future. Watch below.

MOKB Video Premiere : The Ghost Wolves : “Shotgun Pistol Grip”

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Austin garage rock duo The Ghost Wolves released their LP, Man, Woman, Beast earlier this year via Plowboy Records. Comprised of Carley and Jonathan Wolf, they follow in the steps of many other bands previously who create music and happen to be married. The describe themselves as “stomp and roll” and sound like a grittier and scuzzy version of the B-52’s that would not be out of place in a Tarantino flick. They have a new video for their latest single “Shotgun Pistol Grip” and it is everything you would expect it to be. Wolf masks, coffins, evil priests all on scorched film in Austin, TX. Like we said, Tarantino flick. Watch below.

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Video : The War on Drugs : “Under The Pressure”

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Lost in the Dream from The War on Drugs has been one of those transformative albums for us that we will always go back to at points in our life. It is just that good of an album. The video for “Under The Pressure”, one our favorites from it, completely captures the wandering, introspective experience of listening to the LP and is absolutely mesmerizing visually. The flooding of colors and film textures really bring it to life. It was directe by Houmam and can be watched below.

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Video : Hamilton Leithauser : “I Need a Lover” (John Cougar Mellencamp Cover on A.V. Undercover)

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It is absolutely a requirement to love John Mellencamp in our home base of Indiana. Even buildings are named after him at our alma mater, Indiana University. So we had to post this amazing cover of the Coug’s classic cut “I Need a Lover” by Hamilton Leithauser.

His newly formed live band absolutely slay one of the more difficult songs that have been offered on A.V. Club’s Undercover web series. It is so difficult, that Leithauser stated the band bonded over learning to play the song. You can find the video below and, speaking of Leithauser and Indiana, those in and around Indianapolis can catch him with Spoon on September 12th as a part of another great MOKB Presents offering. You can get the full details here.

Video : Ryan Adams : “Gimme Something Good”

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Ryan Adams is always going to get a pass given that he soundtracked some of the best and worst moments of our 20s, but even we can acknowledge that he can sometimes be too prolific for his own good watering down the quality of his output. With that being said, there is no denying his first song in almost 2 years “Gimme Something Good”. It is a supreme pop-rock track that immediately takes you back to his prime years in the early aughts. The video (found below), directed by Michael Reich, features a cameo by the one and only Elvira. The song appears on a recently released 7″ and his eponymous 14th album out on September 9th via Pax-Am.

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